15th of August marks Indian Independence Day, a national holiday celebrating the moment the country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. This year is the 72nd Independence Day and the 71st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule.
The introduction of the Indian Independence Act 1947 also coincided with the partition of the country and led to the birth of Pakistan. The land was split into two states: one predominantly Muslim (Pakistan) and the other, predominantly Hindu (India). But the partition involved the displacement of millions of people leading to a devastating refugee crisis and outbursts of violence that still affect the two countries today.
Throughout India, kites will fly, flags will flutter and the nation’s colours of orange, white and green will swaddle buildings and people as they celebrate. Following the tradition of past prime ministers before him, Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag and delivered an address to spectators in which he announced the introduction of a flagship healthcare policy and announced plans for a manned mission to space by 2022 🇮🇳 Words: @meaghanjspencer 📷 Prakash Singh / @AFPPhoto / @GettyImages #India#Pakistan#IndianIndependenceDay#NarendraModi#Partition#Independence
It’s being more than couple of decades when we lost our brave #FreedomFighters who gave their life because of our country’s freedom still we are struggling to get the freedom from Terrorism Let’s join hands together and fight for #TerrorismFreeAndDemocraticCountry It will be really nice if everyone thinks that #IndiaAndPakistan join hands for Terrorism free country 🇮🇳🤝🇵🇰 with full of ❤️ This 72th Independence Day I would like to thank and congratulate Shri #NarendraModi ji for his significant efforts in development of our country... and changing the thought of the world #RisingIndia#InovativeIndia JaiHind!@narendramodi